Woman at the Wheel €" Ford Edge
Valencia Mohammed €" WI Contributing Writer | 1/3/2009, 5:38 p.m.
Ford Edge Keeps Pushing Competition to the Brim
The 2008 Ford Edge was a great ride from the District of Columbia to New York City on a recent family trip. It was great on fuel usage. We arrived in the Big Apple using only a half tank of gas. Regardless of what the industry is going through, yuppies and buppies want new vehicles that speak to the desires of new buyers of the 21st Century €" fuel economy, state-of-the-art communication systems and safety.
For 2008, Edge offers Ford Sync hands-free communication and entertainment system using Bluetooth technology and USB connectivity, voice-activated navigation, Additional available infotainment features include factory-installed SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a DVD entertainment system with a drop-down 8-inch screen and two pairs of wireless headphones and MP3/audio input jack.
The Edge offers a new liftgate handle design, new power liftgate option and available second-row seats make it easy to load and unload cargo. The Edge delivers spirited performance, fuel efficiency and a smooth, quiet ride from its class-exclusive 265-horsepower V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
Edge boasts a €Top Safety Pick€ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and achieved front and side driver five-star crash-test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Edge offers a power liftgate that provides easy access to the rear cargo area and can be opened with the key fob or with a switch mounted on the dash. A new design for the liftgate handle also allows for easier access to the vehicle€s rear cargo area.
Edge offers a panoramic moon roof which provides a grand view of the sky and a sense of freedom that accentuates Edge€s sporting nature. The roof features a large 27.3-inch by 29.4-inch forward panel that offers tilt and slide opening, and a 15.75-inch by 31.3-inch fixed rear glass panel.
The 2008 Ford Edge offers 16miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The manufacturer€s suggested retail price starts at $25,735. Take a chance. Be yourself. Buy a Ford Edge and slip into the reality of one of today€s environmentally conscious and fast pace automotive vehicles.